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Japanese Business Services

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Today's global market offers unprecedented opportunities — and pitfalls. To accelerate global expansion while minimizing risk, Japanese businesses require a trusted advisor. Are you balancing competing priorities to make the best investment decisions? With experience serving more than 100 Japanese-owned companies globally — many of them market leaders — we understand their complex needs and priorities. Our experienced audit, tax, and consulting professionals help you leverage local nuances, reduce tax burdens, improve global management, and turn your international strategies into results.

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Cyber resilience: Adapting to a changing cyber-attack environment
Perpetrators of cyber-attacks threaten daily to infiltrate your systems with malicious intent. A cyber resilience strategy can help you withstand attacks and minimize business disruption to protect your data—and your profits.
Raj Patel
Article February 14, 2020 5 min read
Five benefits of cloud-based disaster recovery
Judy Wright
Article February 21, 2020 4 min read
Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Doug Farmer
Article December 20, 2019 8 min read

Global strategies for auto suppliers

Driving your international strategy image
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Ready or not: The USMCA is coming to replace NAFTA
USMCA will go into effect soon, and that’s big news for North American businesses. Our experts will discuss the major changes expected to affect the manufacturing industry, plus the steps you’ll need to prepare your business for implementation.
Lou Longo
Webinar April 29, 2020 45 min watch Upcoming

Japanese Business Services Thought Leadership

Our Team

Our Japanese business services team understands the unique organizational and cultural aspects of working with management in Japan and North and Latin America. Our dedicated staff provide deep manufacturing and business process knowledge, know how to align local initiatives with global corporate strategies, and offer diverse multicultural, multilingual project teams with proven experience in a Japanese environment.

Our clients say

FT Precision engaged Plante Moran to assist with implementation of a new ERP software, Plex. One of the main reasons we partnered with Plante Moran was their bilingual capabilities. Being a Japanese-English company, it was very important to have smooth communication with our executives and our people on the shop floor, especially when our workforce was not technically savvy. Their ERP specialists came in and worked side by side with our staff to achieve a quick implementation, while establishing best practices moving forward. Plante Moran and Plex have made our jobs easier and more efficient, by helping FT Precision collect real-time data which has increased our decision making capabilities and made us much more flexible as a company.

Kent Baxter IT Assistant Manager, FT Precision

North American Lighting discussed at meeting
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North American Lighting replaces multiple ERP systems with Plex Manufacturing Cloud
North American Lighting (NAL), the largest independently owned Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier, replaces multiple legacy, on-premise ERP systems and achieves seamless integration across advanced manufacturing systems and facilities with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
Doug Hockenbrocht
Case Study October 1, 2018 2 min read
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Global expansion for Japanese-owned medical device company
Japan’s leading manufacturer of electronic medical equipment and one of the top 100 medical device companies in the world, with annual sales of $1.5 billion, expands their global presence.
Case Study October 3, 2017 2 min read